Subvention Fund for Recent Rice University Department of Art History Ph.D. Graduates
The Department of Art History invites applications for book subventions from recent doctoral students who have graduated with an art history Ph.D. from Rice. Applications must be made within fifteen years from the date of the defense, and applicants must have a signed contract with an established press. The amount of the subvention will depend on the availability of funds and the number of applications received. Applications will be reviewed by the graduate committee on a rolling basis, and a subvention decision generally made within four weeks from the date of application. Book manuscripts that are based on primary research and that have developed out of doctoral dissertations defended at Rice will be granted priority.
The subvention will be limited to costs associated with the design, printing, and manufacture of the book and not for expenses such as distribution or advertising. Journal articles are not eligible. The primary purpose of the subvention is to help defray the costs of image reproduction, including color reproductions and the payment of copyright, but other forms of publication enhancement will also be considered. Funds will be distributed directly to the publishing press and/or image copyright holders upon receipt of invoices or a formal request detailing relevant expenses. Acknowledgement of the support of the Rice University Department of Art History Book Subvention Fund is required in all supported publications.
Applicants are expected to explore fully other sources of support before requesting a grant from the department, particularly in connection with projects requiring sizable expenditures. In cases of collaborative research with colleagues at other institutions, the committee requests clarification of the respective responsibilities and contributions of the applicant, as well as of other funding sources available to support the publication. In general, lower priority will be assigned to costs associated with faculty research collaboration.
Applications must include a short description of the publication, a copy of the publication contract, a listing of other funding sources applied for, a CV, and a budget. The budget must include the cost of printing per image, the size of each image, and specification of whether images are to be printed in black and white or color. If copyright or image fees are applied for, the budget must also include a list of images, the institutions to be paid, and the cost per image.